<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - San Diego Politics and Political News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:22:09 -0800 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:22:09 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[City OKs $160M Deal to Lease, Buy Civic Center Plaza]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:09:43 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/civic+center+plaza.JPG
The city council agreed to a lease-to-own contract for two downtown buildings.]]>
<![CDATA[Christie Woos Iowa Conservatives]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:46:55 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/12415chris.jpg
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tried to connect with Iowa conservatives at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday by assuring them that "you'll always know who I am" if he runs for president. While still...]]>
<![CDATA[California's Calling Gov. Chris Christie]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:11:21 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/179*120/chris+christie+surprised+face+new+jersey+governor.JPG
Gov. Chris Christie to speak to California Republicans.

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<![CDATA[Sen. Rubio Taking Steps Toward Possible 2016 Run]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:51:11 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/121113+marco+rubio.jpg
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio rode into Washington on a wave of anti-Obamacare sentiment in 2010. He may soon be hoping to ride a similar wave all the way up Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House in 2016.

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<![CDATA[Infrastructure, Stadium Costs: Taxpayers Face Dilemma]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:35:17 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/cracked+sidewalk+san+diego+infrastructure.JPG
San Diego taxpayers are drowning in a fiscal swamp of backlogged maintenance work needed for their public facilities.

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<![CDATA[Mayor Faulconer on Mayor's Meetings]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:11:55 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/faulconerSOT1_1200x675_387211331986.jpg
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is representing America's Finest City at this week's conference of mayors.]]>
<![CDATA[Top NY Lawmaker Arrested on Corruption Charges: Source]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:21:24 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/silver7.jpg
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on federal corruption charges, a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told NBC 4 New York Officials did not disclose...

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<![CDATA["Pivotal": LGBT Groups Praise Obama's "Historic" SOTU]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:38:42 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/obama+state+of+union.JPG
LGBT rights activists and organizations across the country laud President Barack Obama who became the first U.S. president to ever use the words "lesbian," "bisexual" and "transgender" in a State of the...

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<![CDATA[New Md. Gov: What to Expect]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:02:30 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/20141104+Hogan.jpg
Larry Hogan was sworn in as Maryland governor Wednesday, becoming just the second Republican to hold the post in more than 45 years. He'll face a $750 million budget deficit, a legislature controlled by...]]>
<![CDATA[GOP Congressman Slams Obama for "Deportable" SOTU Guest]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:52:56 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP060731031104.jpg
A Republican congressman slammed the White House over one of its young State of the Union guests Tuesday, tweeting that the first lady would have a "deportable" joining her. Iowa Rep.

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<![CDATA[Pot Shop Regulations Debated as City Council Vote Looms]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:57:27 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/mainPic.png
As medicinal marijuana shop entrepreneurs compete for a limited number of permits, San Diego's City Council is poised to vote Tuesday on regulations that community activists say are too permissive -- and...]]>
<![CDATA[Va. Gov. Suffers 7 Broken Ribs in Fall From Horse]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:09:49 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/0115-mcauliffe.jpg
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is recovering from injuries he received after being thrown from a horse while on a family trip to Africa, several media outlets are reporting.]]>
<![CDATA[State of the Union: What To Expect]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:31:05 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_sotupreview0119001_1500x845.jpg
President Obama's upcoming State of The Union address is already being met by Republican criticism.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Teen Who Asked Santa for Safety Invited to State of the Union]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:54:02 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/217*120/letter+to+santa+safety.jpg
A South Side Chicago teen who wrote a letter to Santa asking for safety and received a reply from President Barack Obama has now earned an invitation from the first lady. Michelle Obama invited 13-year-old Malik...]]>
<![CDATA[Romney Hints at Presidential Run During RNC Speech]]> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 16:15:09 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/mitt+romney+rnc+011615.JPG
An early meeting of GOP leaders looking ahead to the 2016 Republican Presidential primary season has been creating nationwide buzz in Coronado this week.]]>
<![CDATA[Millionaires Make Up Half of Congress: Report]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:32:59 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/capitol+generic+federal+government+generic.jpg
Congress is getting richer and seeing its number of millionare members grow, as average Americans continue to struggle to recover from years of economic turmoil, according to a new report.

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<![CDATA[Faulconer's Chargers Stadium Plan]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:14:45 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Dave11P0114_1200x675_384737859671.jpg
In his first State of the City address, Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced he wants to build a new Chargers stadium and make smooth all roads leading to it.]]>
<![CDATA[Mayor Vows to Have Chargers Stadium Plan by Fall]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:15:23 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/kevin+faulconer+state+of+the+city+address.JPG
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer laid out an ambitious vision for the city, vowing to create a plan for a new Chargers football stadium by this fall and 1,000 miles of road repairs in the next five years. ]]>
<![CDATA[Vacant Chula Vista City Council Seat Filled]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 20:58:40 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Chula-Vista-City-Council-05.jpg
The Chula Vista City Council has filled the seat left vacant by former councilwoman and current Mayor Mary Salas.

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<![CDATA[State of City in Disrepair: Fit to Finance a Stadium?]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 20:15:38 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/215*120/chargers+generic.jpg
With the NFL's playoffs nearing the Super Bowl, the San Diego Chargers are looking to what the not-too-distant future holds for them in this city.

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<![CDATA[Gavin Newsom Says He Won't Run for Senate in 2016 ]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:38:33 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/171*120/171540773_8.jpg
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that he won't join what's likely to be a crowded field of California candidates running for U.S. Senate in 2016.

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<![CDATA[Congress Hears Testimony on FAA Drone Plan]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 08:28:13 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/drone-file.jpg
As new rules are being drafted regarding the use of drones, Congress heard testimony of the potential threat including the nearly 200 reports of “near misses.”

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<![CDATA[Politically Speaking: Police Body Cameras]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 12:24:18 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/WEB_POLITICALLY_SPEAK_SEG1_01-09-15_1200x675_382408259840.jpg
Discussing body cameras on NBC 7's Politically Speaking - Assembly Member Shirley Weber, who's sponsoring a bill to create a state task force that would establish a "best practices" manual for officer-worn body...]]>
<![CDATA[Politically Speaking: Police Body Cameras Part II]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 12:26:07 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/1204-2014-BodyCameras.jpg
The second part of the discussion of the officer-worn body cameras nd a proposed state task force to establish a "best practices" manual for California law enforcement agencies.

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<![CDATA[Politically Speaking: Police Body Cameras Part III]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 12:27:29 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/WEB_POLITICALLY_SPEAK_SEG3_01-09-15_1200x675_382413379823.jpg
The third part of the discussion of the officer-worn body cameras and a proposed state task force to establish a "best practices" manual for California law enforcement agencies.]]>
<![CDATA[Lawmakers Eye Task Force For Officer Body Cameras]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 20:19:27 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Police+Body+Camera.jpg
With the use of officer-worn body cameras escalating California, state lawmakers are now trying to get a handle on the practice — before major problems arise.

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<![CDATA[Boxer to Step Out of Senate Ring; Who's Next?]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 12:32:24 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/186*120/01-08-2015-barbara-boxer-2.jpg
For the first time in a generation, California voters are poised to fill an open U.S. Senate seat after Sen. Barbara Boxer announced she's retiring in 2016.

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<![CDATA[Boxer Says She Won't Seek Re-Election in 2016]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 10:36:15 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/186*120/01-08-2015-barbara-boxer-2.jpg
Longtime Senator Barbara Boxer announced in a YouTube video Thursday that she will not seek re-election in 2016.

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<![CDATA[Another Kennedy Takes Office as Ted Jr. Joins Connecticut Senate]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 11:54:53 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ted+kennedy+jr+state+senator.jpg
Ted Kennedy Jr. officially gained the title of Connecticut state senator Wednesday, becoming the newest member of the powerful family to take office. representative for Kennedy said the state senator plans...

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<![CDATA[Ex-Va. Governor Faces Decade-Plus in Prison at Corruption Sentencing]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 09:22:31 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/454631202.jpg
Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell could be sentenced to more than a decade in prison Tuesday, months after he and his wife were convicted on public corruption charges. McDonnell left the court a stricken man...

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<![CDATA[Legal Contest Filed in Tight City Council Race ]]> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 19:29:05 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Padilla-McCann-Chula-Vista-.jpg
A legal statement of election contest claims 15 invalid votes should have been counted in the very close Chula Vista City Council race.]]>
<![CDATA[Calif. Senator Introduces Ignition Interlock Bill]]> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:04 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/215*120/ignition2.jpg
California State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) announced he is introducing legislation that would require everyone convicted of driving under the influence to install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) on his...

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